Watch: Egyptian fighter jets escort Saudi Arabia’s crown prince’s plane as it arrives in Egypt

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince's plane being escorted by Egyptian fighter jets. (Screengrab)
Updated 05 March 2018

Watch: Egyptian fighter jets escort Saudi Arabia’s crown prince’s plane as it arrives in Egypt

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plane was escorted by Egyptian fighter jets when it entered the country ‘s airspace on Sunday.
Footage shows the fighter jets flanking the crown prince’s aircraft as it entered the country’s airspace, which is considered a sign of respect and welcoming.

Egypt is the first leg of the crown prince’s maiden foreign tour as heir to the throne.
Within hours of arriving, the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding to activate a 60-billion Saudi riyal ($16 billion) investment fund.
They also signed agreements to continue cooperation in resolving political crises in the Middle East and a commitment to environmental protection.


DiplomaticQuarter: Mauritius ambassador, Saudi aid agency chief discuss cooperation

Updated 02 July 2020

DiplomaticQuarter: Mauritius ambassador, Saudi aid agency chief discuss cooperation

RIYADH: Mauritian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Shaukat Ali Soudhan held talks with Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief).
They “held a virtual meeting, and the two sides discussed various ways to enhance bilateral cooperation,” KSRelief said in a statement.
“The two leaders also discussed mutual coordination to cope with the emerging situation because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as KSRelief’s work and program developments on various projects in Mauritius.”
They discussed joint humanitarian and relief efforts, and reviewed various KSRelief programs in Mauritius.
Soudhan praised KSRelief’s ongoing efforts to alleviate the suffering of people in crisis-affected countries worldwide, particularly in Mauritius.
He thanked Saudi Arabia for its assistance to his country’s people. The Kingdom is among the largest donors of humanitarian aid in the world.
In November 2019, Saudi Arabia confirmed that it had provided nearly $18 billion of humanitarian assistance to help refugees.
The Kingdom and Mauritius are developing closer ties. Soudhan in February said his country had benefited from a 400 percent increase in the number of Saudi tourists in the past two years following the opening of direct flights.